Essentials of Radiologic Science

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is proud to introduce Essentials of Radiologic Science, a core, comprehensive textbook for radiologic technology students. Focusing on the crucial components and minimizing extraneous content, this text will help prepare students for success on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Examination in Radiography and beyond into practice. Topics covered include radiation protection, equipment operation and quality control, image production and evaluation, and patient care. This is a key and crucial resource for radiologic technology programs, focusing on the most relevant information and offering tools and resources to students of multiple learning types. These include a full suite of ancillary products, a variety of pedagogical features embedded in the text, and a strong focus on the practical application of the concepts presented.

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Reviewer: Rochell Olive-Harmon, MS (Froedtert Hospital)
Description: This is a good, comprehensive book designed to help with preparation for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination in radiology. Sections at the end of each chapter provide an excellent tool to help students improve their critical thinking skills.
Purpose: The purpose is to help radiology students master the necessary information in each of the content-specific areas. The book also will help students achieve technical competence and build their professional demeanor.
Audience: It is written for radiology students, instructors, and technologists, and it is a good addition to the both the student's and technologist's library.
Features: In addition to information on four of the crucial components of the ARRT examination, the book also provides a good foundation in computed tomography, magnetic resonance, and mammography. The information on digital imaging and the case studies with critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter are unique, helpful features. The images and diagrams are excellent. Shortcomings include some outdated/misinformation, such as the 10-day rule concept, and a figure (7-4) that does not align with the listed interaction. The book covers the basics for each topic, which may not address some readers' needs.
Assessment: This book contains concise, but limited information for four of the five categories for the ARRT examination. It can serve as a nice addition to the technologist's library. I would have liked to have seen more information in each chapter to meet the educational needs of students with a variety of learning styles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781775540
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/24/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 1,216,312
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Radiation Units, Atoms and Atomic Structure
Chapter 2 Electricity, Magnetism and Electromagnetic Radiation
Chapter 3 Electric Currents
Chapter 4 Circuits, Transformers, and Automatic Exposure Control (AEC)

Chapter 5 X-Ray Tubes
Chapter 6 X-Ray Production
Chapter 7 X-Ray Interactions

Chapter 8 Intensifying Screens
Chapter 9 Film and Processing
Chapter 10 Density and Contrast
Chapter 11 Image Formation
Chapter 12 Grids and Scatter Reduction

Chapter 13 Fluoroscopy, Conventional and Digital
Chapter 14 Digital Imaging
Chapter 15 Quality Control
Chapter 16 Mammography
Chapter 17 Computed Tomography
Chapter 18 Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Chapter 19 Radiation Biology
Chapter 20 Radiation Protection and Regulations
Chapter 21 Minimizing Patient Exposure and Personnel Exposure

Chapter 22 Patient Care and Medical Ethics
Chapter 23 Patient Care, Medications, Vital Signs, and Body Mechanics

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